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Re: dataset and Dataset

From: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:37:08 +0100
Message-ID: <515EB764.5030403@philarcher.org>
To: Makx Dekkers <makx@makxdekkers.com>
CC: 'Bill Roberts' <bill@swirrl.com>, public-gld-comments@w3.org
I followed the idea of using a property to point to a class with the 
capitalisation of the class name as the only difference in some recent 
vocab work - and got push back. I was told by non-Sem Web data modellers 
that the more general convention is that properties (data type 
properties) should be nouns and relationships (object type properties) 
should be verbs.

Things like org:hasSite cf. org:classification fit in with this.

Based on that, if we were starting from scratch I'd argue for 
dcat:hasDataset or dcat:includesDataset but it may be too late now.

And actually, isn't dcterms:hasPart sufficient for what dcat:dataset 
does anyway? The definition is "A related resource that is included 
either physically or logically in the described resource" which sounds 
rather like a dataset in a catalogue to me.

Phil.

On 05/04/2013 11:52, Makx Dekkers wrote:
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> I'd like to point to a decision taken by the Dublin Core Metadata
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> http://dublincore.org/documents/naming-policy/ :
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> "No DCMI Term Names will be assigned that differ from other Names only
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> Can you refer to cases where vocabularies use the same name for a class
> and a property with only difference in case?
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> I looked at other vocabularies (FOAF, VOID, SKOS,  GoodRelations, DOAP,
> MO, RDFS) and none of them seem to do this. I found some examples where
> they use class name Something and then have a property hasSomething
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> Data Cube is the only other example that I could find where the same
> names are used with upper and lower case, but I haven't done a deep
> investigation.
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> I have no opinion either way but it may be good to listen to what
> implementers say.
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> From: Bill Roberts [mailto:bill@swirrl.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 12:13 PM
> To: public-gld-comments@w3.org
> Subject: Re: dataset and Dataset
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> I understand but disagree with Alasdair's point on potential confusion
> between dataset and Dataset.  The convention of lower case for predicate
> and upper case for class (usually the range of the corresponding
> predicate) is now quite well established and is quite easy for new
> people to learn - because it is widely used.  So sticking to this
> approach seems fine to me.
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> Bill
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